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Hey, I am going to the canyons the second week of december this year.  Been to utah many times, but never this early in the season.  Can anyone give me an idea how much terain and how many runs are normally open at this time?  Would be nice to know.

post #2 of 7

Probably more than Ohio?

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Welcome to EpicSki, OhioTwinTips.  I'm no weatherman, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.  I'm going to go out on a limb and say you won't run out of runs at the Canyons, even in the second week of December.  The patrol is boot-packing 9990 as I type this.

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I think i do this every year (agonize over snow) but it is not looking ideal at this point. My sense is they need quite a bit more to open a lot of terrain. Forecast for next 2 weeks is pretty dismal. A small storm this Friday that may bring a couple of inches and after that, don't see too much out there. However, forecast for period you're there can change dramatically and get big time storminess. That would solve some problems. Will have a better idea in 10 days. But yes, probably considerably better than Ohio. But I've never skied Ohio, so perhaps I shouldn't say.

post #5 of 7

By the way, rent a car so you can drive to Cottonwood canyons if necessary.They definitely have more natural snow.

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Been out to the canyons around Christmas time and march. March definitely has the whole mountain opened up. Park City is pretty park city though, and by that I mean they get the groomers open, and you will be able to ski most groomer trails, but the reality is unless its goood its not going to be filled in that much. Coverage can be weak in a lot of areas.

 

You basically just want it to be dumping. When its dumping, the Park City area resorts can be great. Lots of tourists, lots of terrain, and none of the tourists know where anything is.

 

The snow year is getting off to a so-so start this year in SLC. When are you going to be out there? I just realized my trip my overlap your trip.

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Originally Posted by Maui Steve View Post

I think i do this every year (agonize over snow) but it is not looking ideal at this point. My sense is they need quite a bit more to open a lot of terrain. Forecast for next 2 weeks is pretty dismal. A small storm this Friday that may bring a couple of inches and after that, don't see too much out there. However, forecast for period you're there can change dramatically and get big time storminess. That would solve some problems. Will have a better idea in 10 days. But yes, probably considerably better than Ohio. But I've never skied Ohio, so perhaps I shouldn't say.


Agree with jack that its about average so far this season. Bottom line is the snow is not on the ground yet. If we get nothing for weeks that will set it back.

 

 

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